The compromise deal struck between the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, Republican Bob Corker, and Democrat Senator Benjamin Cardin, is yet to be voted later Tuesday, but may now expect overwhelming, veto-proof support of the full Senate.
The compromise shortens the review period for a final nuclear deal with Iran from 60 days to 30, including 12 days for the president to decide whether to accept or veto a Senate resolution of disapproval, and 10 days for Congress to decide whether to override the veto. It also softens the language on terrorism. The president would no longer be required to certify every 90 days that Iran had stopped supporting terrorism, barring which it would face re-imposed sanctions. He would still have to send periodic reports to Congress on Iran’s conduct regarding terrorism and ballistic missiles, but they would not trigger the resumption of sanctions.